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Friday, June 22, 2012

Charles Mingus on Creativity...

The legendary musician Charles Mingus succinctly discusses the concept of creativity and simplicity...

"Breath of Life" by Florence and the Machine from "Snow White and the Huntsman" (video)

This incredibly beautiful song by the talented Florence Welsch, certainly blended perfectly as part of the soundtrack for the extraordinary new film "Snow White and the Huntsman".

This film is not really suitable for young children, but for everyone else who appreciates a superbly-created and acted fairy story made "real", this movie is definitely worth catching at the cinema. It had an almost "Lord of the Rings quality" and conveyed a surprising depth and insight into the strength, trials, and complexity of the feminine being. A multi-layered film that was ultimately, a very satisfying cinematic experience.

Monday, June 18, 2012

"For Once in My Life" by Darren Percival (video)

The extremely talented Darren Percival, once again delivers a song in such a way that it fills the listener with pure joy!

"Stay with Me Baby" sung by Karise Eden - Winner of The Voice Australia

Such a heartfelt performance! Congratulations Karise! And congratulations to Darren and all the contestants and coaches! I'm not one for reality shows but this program was top class!

"Hallelujah" sang by Karise Eden - The Voice Australia (video)

The haunting, stirring voice of the very talented - Karise Eden.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Leonardo -The Man Behind the Shroud Documentary (video)

The Shroud of Turin: sacred Christian relic or clever fake? If it was created, it must have been by someone with extraordinary skills. The evidence points to one man, one of the greatest geniuses who has ever lived. Was Leonardo da Vinci the man behind the Shroud of Turin?


Worshiped by millions as the authentic burial cloth of Jesus, the Shroud of Turin is one of the most sacred and controversial relics of the Christian world. The image of Christ, believers say, was burned into the cloth fibers by the intense heat of resurrection. Behind the Cathedral that holds the Shroud, the Library of Palazzo Reale contains the self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.


What is the link between these two remarkable images?


This extraordinary film will weave together different threads of this puzzle. It explains the enormous significance of the Shroud, and the controversy over its authenticity that has raged in recent years following attempts at scientific study. And it asks the question: if it is a fake, who on earth would have had the ability to create it? – for the image on the Shroud is no ordinary painting.


Experts on the Shroud, on renaissance art, image analysis, forensic science, and crucifixion argue how this strange and mysterious image might have been created – or how it could not have been. Was it created photographically, in a camera obscura, was the image burnt on by pressing the cloth against a heated sculpture? Was it indeed painted, using a very sophisticated technique? Every method suggested points to the fact that the artist would have needed unique talents, and the film demonstrates that these talents were exhibited by one individual: Leonardo da Vinci – inventor, visionary, scientist, anatomist, artist and heretic.


Leonardo had not only the means to create the Shroud, he also had the motive. His was a life of facing challenges, of discovering the unknown, of pushing the boundaries… and of devising riddles and practical jokes. He also despised the excesses of the Catholic church – though he moved among the upper reaches of its hierarchy. Indeed, he was close to the Pope himself, through whom he was familiar with the Savoy royal family. And it was the Savoys who, significantly, owned the Shroud at the time a Papal blessing gave it its aura of authenticity.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

"Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece" Documentary video

"Travel to a land of breathtaking beauty and ancient intellect, where science, art and inspiration from the gods combined to produce some of the world’s greatest marvels of architecture and design. From prehistoric palaces to bold symbols of victory, explore the seven ancient wonders that stir spectators to this day: the Theatre of Epidaurus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, Apollo’s Temple at Delphi, the Colossus of Rhodes, the settlement at Santorini, the Palace of Knossos and surely the greatest masterpiece of them all the Parthenon." "Learn how such impressive displays of engineering were managed in a time when technology was still in its infancy. Engineers and architectural experts detail the unique structural aspects that make each monument so “wonder-ful,” while historians describe each wonder’s powerful role in ancient Greek life." "Explore the seven wonders of ancient Greece, including the Theatre of Epidaurus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, Apollo’s Temple at Delphi, the Colossus of Rhodes, the settlement at Santorini, the Palace of Knossos, and surely the greatest masterpiece of them all, the Parthenon!"

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Team Joel on The Voice Australia sing "I Don't Wanna Be in Love" (video)

Fantastic dance floor anthem! Two thumbs up!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Darren Percival on The Voice Australia "I Believe (When I Fall in Love) video

This man can sing like no other! Fabulous!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

"The Genius of Mozart - A miracle of nature" BBC Documentary video

An enlightening and enveloping reconstruction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756–1791) life. Masterfully written and directed, every aspect of the film has been given thorough thought in order to ensure an accurate historical reconstruction. Inspirational performances from the main actors and actresses foster captivation, while regular narrative interjections from the popular composer and conductor Charles Hazlewood brings an insightful, educational dimension. The story begins with the composer’s father Leopold with whom Mozart conducted a passionate and tortured correspondence. It is Leopold who knows Mozart’s secrets. And there is another voice: that of the music itself. Music is the key to unlocking the emotions of Mozart, starting in this film with the great piano works. Without this key, how can we ever understand the emotions that gave birth to some of the most beautiful sounds the world has ever heard? The first great phase of Mozart’s brief life was that of the travelling child prodigy – gifted as a performer and writer of music – who grew into the genius who, working within the restrictions of his time, began to rewrite the musical rules. But there was another facet to Mozart – the adult thinker aware of the bigger picture, passionately attached to the progressive values of the Enlightenment – impressively well-read, a speaker of most European languages (even a little English), an Austrian Catholic, a Freemason and above all a composer at the height of his formidable powers, determined to succeed in the most difficult and lucrative area of all – Opera. (Excerpt from imdb.com)

"There's An App For That" - Sesame Street Song (cute and funny video!)

A song about IPOGO!

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